Yet another of Stephen King’s beloved works is now set to make the jump to film following the news that New Mutants director Josh Boone will pen a script for The Talisman, with the possibility of also directing.
Released in 2012 and co-written by King and Peter Straub, the novel by the same name follows the story of 12-year-old Jack Sawyer who, in an attempt to save his dying mother, traverses a parallel world in search of an ancient and powerful talisman.
The Talisman is just the latest of King’s novels Boone has been attached to adapt. The writer/director was originally primed to helm a new film adaptation of The Stand, but the project was ultimately put on hold by the studio. At that point, Boone was tapped to take a stab at translating Revival for the big screen, however, that project also remains in early development.
The Talisman would continue King’s cinematic hot streak, which includes adaptations of The Dark Tower and It. The latter went on to crush even the wildest of box office expectations to the tune of more than $600 million dollars worldwide.
King’s catalog has also been adapted for television and streaming services as of late. Netflix recently released a take on Gerald’s Game, and Hulu just last week unveiled their upcoming Castle Rock series, an anthology that will combine a multitude of characters and locations from King’s library.
No release date has been announced at this time for The Talisman, which is a productioin of Amblin Entertainment.
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